Selena Gomez gives shout-out to Rema at the 2023 Billboard Music Award
Calm Down has once again achieved another milestone and continues to gain global recognition. 'Calm Down' by Rema and Selena Gomez won the 'Top Afrobeat Song' at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards.
As Afrobeats continues to undergo massive transformation, including recognition at international awards, The Billboard Music Awards created categories to recognise and appreciate Afrobeat, namely; 'Top Afrobeat Song' and 'Top Afrobeat Artist'.
Rema and Burna Boy clinched both categories at the Billboard Music Awards, presented by the Marriott Bonvoy on Sunday, November 19, 2023. Burna Boy won the award for 'Top Afrobeat Artist', whereas Rema and Selena Gomez won 'Top Afrobeat Song' for 'Calm Down'.
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The performances and award celebrations took place at different locations across the globe and were live-streamed. During Selena Gomez's acceptance speech for 'Calm Down', the singer gave props to Rema by saying, “Thank you guys so, so much for this award. This is honestly Rema’s doing. He chose me to be a part of such an incredible song. So I want to thank him and thank all of you for streaming and listening and I wish we could be there. But thank you!”.